Dylan Thomas Tour
4 days/4 nights
June 3-6 or June 10-14
Dylan Thomas was one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century. He was born on
October 27, 1914 at No 5, Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, South Wales and died on November 9, 1953 in
St Vincent's Hospital, New York. During his lifetime he wrote many great poems, including 'Fern
'The hunchback in the park' and of course 'Do not go gentle into that good night'.
He is also famous for writing the 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood, and the collection of
stories, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
On the Dylan Thomas Tour you will visit the places and see the landscapes from which Dylan drew so
much of his inspiration. You will literally see the sources of his poetry.
(Pre- Tour) Arrive into London Heathrow Airport where you will be met by your guide.
(Post- Tour) You will be collected from your Cardiff Hotel by your guide.
Visit the Dylan Thomas Centre:
The Dylan Thomas Centre has a permanent exhibition on Dylan Thomas and his life.
Visit 5 Cwmdonkin Drive:
5 Cwmdonkin Drive has been carefully restored over the past three years to its
condition when bought as a new house by the Thomas family in 1914 just a few months
before Dylan Marlais Thomas was born in the front bedroom.
Day Three - Laugharne
Thomas first moved to Laugharne in 1937, living in a fisherman's cottage before moving to
'Sea View', and finally returning to live in 'The Boat House' at Laugharne in 1949. He lived there
with his wife, Caitlin, and children, Colm, Aeronwy and Llewelyn until the time of his death.
Dylan is buried at St Martins Church, in the village.
You will visit many of the places frequented by Thomas including 'The Boat House' which is largely
as it was when the family lived there.
Day Four - Aberystwyth & New Quay
Visit the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth which houses some of Dylan Thomas'
personal items. The collection includes a map he drew of the fictitious Llanreggub, whilst writing
Under Milk Wood, Dylan's passport, letters addressed to him 1952-1953 and an unfinished poem
'Elegy' which Thomas wrote during his time in the US, shortly before he died.
Following your visit to Aberystwyth you will visit New Quay. The Thomas family moved to New Quay
in 1944. Many believe that New Quay is the 'cliff-perched town at the far end of Wales'
immortalised by Dylan Thomas in 'Under Milk Wood'. Dylan Thomas lived in a little house called
'Majoda' atop the cliffs opposite the town.
You will Walk the Dylan Thomas Trail in New Quay which takes in many of the places either
frequented by Thomas or believed to be mentioned in 'Under Milk Wood'.
Overnight New Quay.
Day Five - Morning Departure
Accommodation and meals will be included. Participants should advise if they have any
dietary restrictions or food allergies. Itinerary is subject to change.